4 Michigan football recruits rank among Rivals' top 5 in-state players
It's not doing so bad in its home state as well.
Rivals released on Tuesday its prospect rankings for the state of Michigan, and four of the Wolverines' six in-state pledges rank among the top-five players.
Michigan's first commit for 2013, four-star Warren DeLaSalle quarterback Shane Morris, is ranked No. 1. He is followed by Cass Tech defensive back Jourdan Lewis at No. 3, Cass Tech offensive lineman David Dawson at No. 4 and Detroit Catholic Central fullback/tight end Wyatt Shallman at No. 5.
The only player in the top five not committed to the Wolverines is Midland offensive lineman Steve Elmer, who is pegged No. 2. He is headed to Notre Dame.
Michigan also has commitments from Chandler Park Academy receiver Csont'e York (No. 8) and Detroit Crockett tight end Khalid Hill (No. 23), giving it five players in the top 10 and six in the top 25.
According to the rankings, the Wolverines are whipping rival Michigan State on the teams' home turf. The Spartans placed only two players on the top-30 list, and none in the top six: Birmingham Brother Rice linebacker Jon Reschke is No. 7, and Flint Carman Ainsworth tailback Gerald Holmes is No. 10.
Schools that placed one player on the list include Iowa (No. 9 Delano Hill), Illinois (No. 11 Kenton Gibbons), Florida (No. 12 Cameron Dillard) and Central Michigan (No. 15 Corey Willis).
The Wolverines' class numbers 21 players overall, and is ranked No. 1 in the country by Scout, Rivals and ESPN. The class is expected to grow to about 24 players by signing day in February.
Eight of the 21 players hail from Ohio, which leads the way. Six commits are from Michigan, three from Illinois and one each from Colorado, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.